We’ve put together our bi-weekly compilation of infosec articles from around the security industry. Read updates on botnets like Gafgyt and Virobot. Learn about hackers targerting real estate deals, and more.
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Source: Security Affairs
Experts at the CSE Cybsec Z-Lab have found a Gafgyt variant implementing the VanillaUPX technique recently presented in a cybersecurity conference. Read more.
Source: Check Point Research
Check Point Research intercepted a new MaaS product, Black Rose Lucy, developed by a Russian speaking team who have been dubbed ‘The Lucy Gang’. Read more.
A report by the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center said the number of victims of email fraud involving real estate transactions rose 1,110 percent between 2015 to 2017, with 2017’s losses totaling over $56 million. Read more.
Source: Netlab 360
A new botnet hides its C2s (Downloader and Reporter server) by using the ngrok reverse proxy service to periodically generate large number of random subdomain names. Read more.
Source: Talos Intelligence
VPNFilter — a multi-stage, modular framework that has infected hundreds of thousands of network devices across the globe — is now known to possess even greater capabilities. Read more.